Monday, June 21, 2010


This weekend is the HUGE Tripp family reunion at the river i.e. the reunion in which I'll only know and/or recognize 25% of the ones that are there. It only happens every 5 years or so (sometimes longer) and is always a fun experience. My immediate family will be staying here in my itty bitty house for the weekend, so that alone should be an experience. Aside from some good time together, there will be lots of food, and even better, my boat will spend the weekend out on the water. If boats had feelings I'm sure it would be as thrilled as I am to see some water in all of this heat. Sometimes I think I should be outside watering it with the grass.

I'm also looking forward to Alex coming down today to stay the week. I only work 2 more 12 hour shifts until next Tuesday so we'll have some quality sister time together (or at least try to).

I will update here after everything is over!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Wow, so I'm failing at blog writing! Not much has been going on lately. I've spent a LOT of time working at the hospital while getting oriented to the unit and when I get spare time, I tend to sleep...a lot. Probably more than normal. But I love sleep. Some people say you sleep plenty when you die; I don't agree. You can also sleep plenty while you're alive and I don't feel like I've lost that much!

As for work- I'm not meant to be a nurse. Everyone that wants to be one has a passion for it, I do not. I enjoy most of my patients but the dirty stuff is just not me. I know, me not liking dirty stuff. Crazy thought. I was even really sad the other day when a patient went downhill quick and had to go to ICU. Still didn't make me want to be a nurse. As a matter of fact, when I went to the ICU, I felt claustrophobic and just wanted to leave. Yes, it's true, everyone that knows me is right. I am not nurse material. On to grad school.

I have the next 2 days off and then I work 5 12-hour shifts next week before the big Tripp family reunion. I miss the days when the summer actually = vacation and getting to travel. But alas, paying the bills becomes the important thing and I'm the type of person (and it's true) that prefers to pay my own bills. I will never be a gold digger because I like knowing that my debt and lifestyle are my responsibility. I'll probably be happier when I make more than my significant other; it's that little bit of feminism coming out!

As for other stuff, I'm reading a few good books and trying to stay in touch via Facebook with those that I can. I've accepted that nursing school has made me a bad friend, sister, daughter, niece, cousin, etc and I just hope that it will change when I'm done!

Monday, June 7, 2010


I haven't blogged in a while...mainly because I haven't had anything to say (can you believe it? a female with nothing to say???). I've been working 13 hour shifts three days a week, and then spend the other 4 making up for all the sleep I've lost and trying to get my knees and feet un-sore. Training for the 5K has definitely taken a beating so hopefully I can get the sore feet under control enough that I can get the running going on a more solid schedule. Right now I seem to have picked up a nifty cold from one of my hacking, sneezing patients so first priority is to get to feeling better and then worry about everything else!

I will try harder to keep this thing updated for those few that actually read it.